About Laurel Hardware
We are a neighborhood restaurant bar with new american cuisine influenced by local flavors.
Contemporary American, American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday thru Wednesday 6:00pm-11:30pm, Thursday thru Saturday 6:00pm-midnight, Sunday 6:00pm-11:00pm
Happy Hour offered Sunday - Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Afternoon Menu (Happy Hour Only): Saturday 3:00pm-6:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am-3:30pm
Bar open till 2am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer a 2am full liquor license and an array of great late night music with DJs on occasion spinning anything from classic rock to old school hip-hop, indie, euro electro, and new wave.
We can fulfill needs for multiple types of offsite parties.
There is street parking available but valet will probably be your best bet in this neighborhood.
Santa Monica and Crescent Heights
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Laurel Hardware Ratings and Reviews
Mediocre food with apathetic service to ...
Mediocre food with apathetic service to be honest. Short rib hash should be renamed "bell pepper hash" and the croque madame is mostly bread, nothing like the open faced ham and cheese sauce classic (it is from their sister restaurant Ysabel I think). This restaurant used to be packed for Sunday brunch but was never more then half full this visit. Maybe a reflection of the current level of food and service?
Overall, we had a wonderful time and it ...
Overall, we had a wonderful time and it was a lot of fun. Food was great except the bread pudding was so, so. Disappointed we could not be seated in the patio when we had requested it in the reservation. When we arrived, we were told it was not ready (6:30pm) and no one was seated there. A short while later it completely filled up.
we visit Laurel Hardware more often than ...
we visit Laurel Hardware more often than not and introduced it to two friends who had never been.
It's always a great experience for dining and or cocktails. Laurel never lets us down!!
The service is great as well as the attentive.
We will be back soon!
Absolutely loved this place, we had a bo ...
Absolutely loved this place, we had a booth near the door to the outside patio. We had about 12 small plates, shared between 4 of us, the serving size for each was generous. The food was delicious, full of flavor and cooked perfectly. Service was fantastic, and the cocktails, well, the el rey was the winner but they were all very good. Will definitely be going back soon.
While the outside was deceiving, the ins ...
While the outside was deceiving, the inside was spunky and modern. We were a group of 6 that started with cocktails at the bar. We were seated outside, on the back patio under shade trees with cute string lights around the trunks. The atmosphere was great but the food and the drinks made the evening perfect. Our waiter was attentive and gave great recommendations. Order the Lollipop Sprouts! You won't be disappointed!
The seating was excruciatingly uncomfort ...
The seating was excruciatingly uncomfortable and the maitresse d' seemed full of unearned attitude, as if we were lucky to be admitted. On the plus side, our server was attentive and personable, and the steak tartar was exceptional. If you want a place where you can see a bunch of people who want to be seen, then go. Overall, however, I'd say Laurel Hardware is a legend in its own mind.
I like the idea of cooperative service - ...
I like the idea of cooperative service - server takes orders but everyone helps out by running food, clearing tables, etc. However, it was our experience that no one including our main server checked back to see if we wanted more drinks (our glasses were empty when the food began arriving and no one noticed - missed opportunity for wine/beer sales, etc.,etc. Michelle, who was not our server this time, did a better job last time of paying attention to her tables so that nothing fell through the cracks.
Anxious to see what you're doing in the front when it's done.
The hostesses were horrible. Dismissive. ...
The hostesses were horrible. Dismissive. Couldn't actually care less about an actual dining experience. I had a reservation for a while and ended up getting a terrible table that is not meant for eating at. I had a guest in from out of town who was shocked. We had to leave.
Disappointing that with a reservation we ...
Disappointing that with a reservation we still had to wait over a half hour for a table. After we were sat we waited a long time to order as well as receive adequate service. Would not recommend to a friend or return.
This restaurant came recommended to us b ...
This restaurant came recommended to us by a friend who knows his food. But unfortunately, outside of the ambiance of sitting outside in the courtyard (nicely lit with strings of white light), we found the food too salty. We are vegetarian and hence only ordered non-meat dishes. The truffle fries were wholly average (the truffle part was yummy, but the fries were very run of the mill) and one of the least salty parts of the meal (in a good way). The roasted summer corn was probably the highlight of the meal, again, with a reasonable amount of salt (not too much), but I wouldn't say it was earth-shattering. The biggest disappointment came with the kale caesar salad which was so salty we chose not to finish it. We shared an entree of the wild mushroom pizza, but it too felt too salty after the salad. We left disappointed by 3/4 of our selected meals. As we walked through the inside of the restaurant (from the courtyard out back) we were struck by the incredible noise-level of the inside - we weren't sure how anyone had a conversation in there it was so loud. We looked back wishing that our experience had matched those of so many other reviewers.
Love the spot. The staff worked on getti ...
Love the spot. The staff worked on getting me a beautiful table outdoors to help celebrate my cousin's birthday. The staff were all really sweet. I wish they did stop by the table a little bit more so we could have refilled our drinks sooner. Overall great spot.. Love it.
This isn't the first time this has happe ...
This isn't the first time this has happened, and it was happening all around us - our plates were not delivered at the same time. My son was hungry so I told him to go ahead. He was finished before my plate arrived. Same thing next to us. It's a great spot outside, but that's just not acceptable and I'm sure you can fix this.
Great atmosphere, but noisy. Portions we ...
Great atmosphere, but noisy. Portions were tiny. We asked the waitress if our order would be enough for 4 people, she said yes, but it wasn't. Slow service. Waitress not super familiar with menu. Charged and reluctantly brought us bread. Ordered many small plates and didn't love the food. Not worth the $$. Wouldn't go back for dinner but maybe to the bar for drinks.
An awesome dinner find! Everything from ...
An awesome dinner find! Everything from the ambiance to the menu was terrific, service was attentive but not invasive and the food sublime. The only down side was the lighting - it was so dark in the restaurant we had to use our phones to illuminate the menu! Highly recommend the woodfired pizza and the ribs; will most definitely be back. Great music too and the outdoor courtyard is beautiful - would suggest trying to book a table outside if you can. Loved it!
Best feature is the courtyard which is p ...
Best feature is the courtyard which is perfect on a summer afternoon.
The food is typical contemporary american fare but executed well.
Margherita pizza and the pork ribs are top picks.
I have found the service inconsistent, last visit the waiter was inattentive and repeatedly had to ask other staff to find him.
We have eaten here many times and had gr ...
We have eaten here many times and had great service and amazing food. We took our team here for dinner tonight for a business meal, and were extremely disappointed with the service. We got here when it was happy hour still, and they told us no regular menu til 6. At 6, our server came over and said the servers were switching tables and we were getting someone new. After 20 min, we flagged the hostess to ask for menus and a server. She had no idea we had a new server, or who it was supposed to be. Then we flagged a server again when no one came over. We saw her talking to a server, who eventually came over ten min later. She was either stoned or just finished crying but had zero energy and a borderline attitude. She continued to provide mediocre service, dessert menus took forever, etc. it brought down our whole group and was honestly embarrassing that I talked this place up to our employees and then they had to keep asking for drinks and food. It was a group of 8 people, ordering a lot of food and drinks.
Sat outside and great atmosphere by serv ...
Sat outside and great atmosphere by service was sub par and food similar. We go regularly and this was an exception. Would be great to have Vegan options on menu also so server does not have to go back and forth to kitchen to find out.
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